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Your Gifts Provide Needed Food to Our Neighbors!

Posted by Philabundance on August 16th, 2016

photo2Each time you give to Philabundance, you’re doing so much more than providing food — you’re giving hope to children and families in the Delaware Valley. Al’s story is just one example of how your generosity affects the lives of those struggling to put food on the table this fall.

Al and Victoria are caring parents to four school-aged children — their youngest, Taylor, 11, just started sixth grade.* Al is constantly concerned about his kids’ performance in the classroom. He knows they need healthy food to be able to focus on their studies, but lately, it’s been difficult to afford enough of even the most basic groceries.

Al used to work in heavy highway construction, but between eye surgery and three recent strokes, he’s not healthy enough to work. Now small, monthly disability checks are his only income. Victoria works selling cosmetics, but money is still extremely tight around their house. Most of the time, there’s not much left to buy food once the rent and utilities are paid. The couple often must decide whether to purchase food or pay the electricity bill.

“I worry about feeding the kids,” Al admits, adding that he’d rather skip meals than see his children go hungry.

Thanks to you, it will never come to that. Al’s family recently learned about Bristol Borough Community Action Group, a Philabundance partner agency in their Bucks County neighborhood. With all the food his family is able to bring home, Al’s kids can count on having something healthy to eat every day of the week.

Because you choose to give, Taylor, his siblings and countless other students this fall won’t go to bed hungry. That means better grades and better health for some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Al couldn’t be more grateful for what your generosity makes possible.

“Thank you,” he says. “You might not know it, but you help a lot of people.”

*Names have been changed to protect identity.

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